EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY MAY 13,2023
TEXT: GENESIS 18:17-19
17And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?19For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Key Verse: Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Child training is a labour. It is a work to be done. It involves vision and action, because the Bible says, "In the way he should go."
You must design the way you want your child to go. Child training is an activity that takes time. It means, you must create time to be with the child. You have to reduce your involvement in other things for the training. How do you put people in a class for training and the teacher is not there for them? You have to create time for the child. Child training is a challenge. It is a challenge because many things go against it. What do we say about the lazy man? What about the man who occupies himself with other things? What about the travelling man? What about the man that stays too far away from the family? What about the mother who is occupied with business or office work?
Proverbs 24:30-33 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the
vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.
Laziness! You have no time, but you spend a lot of time for yourself. You have much time for your pleasure, for that which gives you comfort. You want to get your own satisfaction, so you leave the child untrained. There is a saying “As you make your bed, so you shall lie on it.” In other words, whatever a man sows, that shall he reap. Child training is generally a challenge for parents. It is similar to the law of sowing and reaping.
Thought for the day:
Train your child to give you peace and blessing or leave him untrained and reap the shame and sorrow later.
Song for the day:
Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world…
Bible reading for the day:
2 Kings 6-8; John 4:31-54
PASTOR PAUL RIKA